What is your favourite little-known horror movie?

United States
August 1, 2009 8:24pm CST
There are quite a few horror classics and several horror movies that were box-office smashes. In a collected list of people's favourite horror movies, you're bound to see "Dawn of the Dead" and "Halloween" a few times. But what is the horror movie you love that isn't so well known? A sleeper hit, a foreign film, or just something you think other people may not have seen -- I want to hear about any or all of these. For me, I guess there are two favourites. "Uzumaki" (English title: Spiral) is a moody, atmospheric story of a town cursed by the spiral. Hard to explain, but fascinating and terrifying to watch. "Mulberry Street" is a zombie movie with an interesting twist. It's also scary, but it's effective in making you identify with the characters who are in peril, making it doubly intense.
5 responses
• United States
2 Aug 09
I don't know if anyone has ever heard of this movie, but "A Tale of Two Sisters," is a pretty good Korean horror movie. The American remake was called "The Uninvited," which wasn't too bad, but of course the originals are always better. And Tod Browning's "Freaks," is pretty flipping scary, even if it was made in the 30s. I always found horror movies from the 20s and 30s to be the scariest.
• United States
2 Aug 09
i heard of it, and i saw the uninvited. It was pretty good, so i might check out A tale of two sisters. I think the asians make the best horrer movies, and we just make remakes.
• United States
2 Aug 09
I really love Asian horror as well. I will be looking for that one. There's a real sense of atmosphere in most Asian horror films. I think that's a quality most modern horror films lack. And "Freaks" had it as well, I agree, that sense of impending doom. Another with that same feel of inevitability, from about the same time period, is the original "Carnival of Souls". Both of those are creepy and make me shudder just to think about them.
@icehut (508)
2 Aug 09
I remember watching a sub-titled japanese horror on TV called "Audition." It revolves around a widower, helped by a film producer friend, hosting auditions for women in a non-existent role - the sole purpose for the widower to choose one to marry. The woman the widower falls for has a few secrets of her own. Was a freaky movie to watch...
• United States
3 Aug 09
I'm adding this one to my list. Thank you so much!
@Morbid69 (51)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Oh jeeze, where to start! I'm thinking that my favorite little-known horror movie is probably Satan's Little Helper. It's one of those movies you see at Bestbuy for $3 and assume it's a terrible movie, when it's actually a very well made & directed flick.
• United States
2 Aug 09
I will be looking for that one. I'm always on the lookout for good horror I haven't seen. Thank you!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Aug 09
THe Blob! It was one of the first films I ever saw in a theater back in the 50's...and I still remember bits and peices of it...so my favorite will always be the first one I ever saw....
• United States
2 Aug 09
I love that movie too. Steve McQueen just defines cool in that. And that was the first movie I ever saw where the adults just didn't get it and the kids had to save the day. I don't find it scary at all, but just great fun. And the song is truly great as well.
@jovz07 (648)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
The little well-known movies that I like are 976-E-V-I-L and Pet Sematary.. I like them both, they are classics from 80s. Though I'm not that sure the title is correct. 976 679 769, I really don't remember the right one but I hope it's correct. Try to watch it!